Steven Gerrard explains why Al Ettifaq signed Jordan Henderson

Liverpool legend Steven Gerrard has explained why he asked Al Ettifaq to sign former teammate Jordan Henderson during the summer transfer window.

Henderson brought the curtain down on a successful 12-year stay at Anfield ahead of the 2023/24 season, joining Al Ettifaq in the Saudi Pro League for a £12m fee.

Prior to this move, Henderson was known as one of the LGBTQ+ community’s strongest visible allies, but that bond has since broken down after heading to a country where homosexuality is outlawed and even punishable by death. In an interview with The Athletic in September, Henderson tried…


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